Sky Lantern Festival: Pingxi, Taiwan
The Sky Lantern Festival is one of the most colorful and spectacular activities during the Lantern Festival. People from all over the country gather in the small, remote hillside town of Pingxi, which is located in northern Taiwan.
The festival takes place on the fifteenth day of the first Lunar month in the Chinese calendar or the last day of Chinese New Year. The lanterns are released as a symbol of peace and good fortune.
Participants of the festival write their wishes and prayers on the paper lanterns together with friends and family. It is believed that when the lantern flies up into the sky, the god of heaven will receive their message and give them his blessing.
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